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Give the gift of memories that only a favorite recipe, local flavor or handmade treat can evoke. Sharing the holidays can be as simple as pack, ship, love.

Give the gift of memories that only a favorite recipe, local flavor or handmade treat can evoke. Sharing the holidays can be as simple as pack, ship, love. Put together one of these care packages to spread some holiday cheer to any friend or family member.

To ship or not to ship?

While we encourage delivering gifts by hand, we know this is not always an option. If you plan to send gifts in the mail, follow these instructions to ensure they arrive as intended.

Box it Up

Even though your gift is already in a container, you’ll want to doubleup on the packaging so your decorations aren’t damaged in transit. Choose a sturdy cardboard box that provides a snug fit while still leaving room for packing material. Seal the deal with a layer or two of packing tape.

Cushioning is Key

When it comes to shipping — the less movement, the better. Use packing material such as airbags and packing peanuts between your present and the cardboard box. For decorative protection inside your gift, use crumpled or shredded paper to fill space. Wrap any fragile items with bubble wrap.

Keep it Cool

If you’re shipping perishable items, you’ll need a way to keep them cool. First, use a water-resistant container as the gift packaging. Next, place that package inside a foam cooler with packing material and a few ice packs. Finally, place your cooler inside a tight-fitting cardboard box and seal it with packing tape. Or, only send nonperishables and include a Schnucks gift card for any remaining items.

Midwestern Jollof-Style Rice

Serve this Nigerian-inspired rice as a side or add cooked meat, fish and/or vegetables to make it the main course.

ASSEMBLY

  • Dutch oven, to prepare rice
  • 1 (32 oz.) box Schnucks unsalted vegetable stock
  • Jar filled with 1 1/4 cups local rice, such as Castor River Farms long-grain white or brown rice
  • Produce: 1 large tomato, 1 medium onion, 1 head of garlic
  • 1 bottle scotch bonnet or habanero hot sauce
  • Jar of spices: 2 tbsp. salt-free Cajun seasoning, 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves, 1 bay leaf
  • Schnucks gift card to purchase remaining items for recipe
  • Recipe card (print Midwestern Jollof-Style Rice recipe)

Winter Warmer

Traditional jollof rice uses actual scotch bonnet chili peppers, but we swapped them for a bottle of hot sauce so that there’s enough to turn up the heat all season long!

Midwestern Jollof-Style Rice

Dinner, Grains & Rice, Side Dish, Stovetop
45M
6

Serve this Nigerian-inspired rice as a side or add cooked meat, fish and/or vegetables to make it the main course.

Family-Style Favorites

This locally focused appetizer box does it all, from elevated entertaining to late-night snacking.

ASSEMBLY

  • Local cured meats such as Volpi Genoa Salame, Coppa and Mortadella
  • Local hard cheeses such as Hemme Brothers Aged Cheddar and Marcoot Jersey Creamery Cave-Aged Gouda
  • Mixed nuts such as Planters Nut-rition Wholesome Nut Mix
  • Chocolate bars such as Godiva Masterpieces
  • Sauces such as jam and mustard
  • Crispy crackers, for serving

Chill Out

Dry-cured meats and hard cheeses will last longer without refrigeration than their perishable counterparts. However, if you’ll be shipping this gift in the mail, it’s a good idea to keep everything cool. See our shipping tips on above for more info.

Handcrafted Cookie Kit

Perfect for kids and parents alike—this cookie decorating kit packs flavor and fun into one.

ASSEMBLY

  • Cookie jar, for storing finished cookies
  • Festively shaped gingerbread or sugar cookies
  • Variety of sprinkles, separated into 2 oz. portion cups
  • 4 oz. plastic squeeze bottles filled with colorful icing

Craving A New Cookie Recipe?

Print a recipe card for any of our crafty holiday cookies to include in this kit!

Homestyle Baked Jelly Donuts

Christmas, Desserts, Holiday
30M
8

These super-simple sweets are perfect for breakfast, dessert or holiday celebrations.

Homestyle Baked Jelly Donuts

These super-simple sweets are perfect for breakfast, dessert or holiday celebrations.

ASSEMBLY

  • Jar containing 2 cups baking mix (like Bisquick), 2 tbsp. Schnucks sugar, 1⁄8 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1⁄8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1-2 jars local jellies or jams such as Norm’s Farms elderberry jam
  • Jar with 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Pastry bag, for filling donuts
  • Schnucks gift card to purchase remaining items for recipe
  • Recipe card (print Homestyle Baked Jelly Donuts recipe)

Local Love Salsiccia & Spinach Lasagna

Cheesy, spicy and hearty—this locally inspired lasagna is the definition of comfort food.

ASSEMBLY

  • 9×13-inch casserole dish, to prepare lasagna
  • 2 (24 oz.) jars local pasta sauce such as Taste of the Hill, Anthonino’s or Mama’s Sugo
  • 1 package Schnucks lasagna
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can spinach
  • 1 (7 oz.) jar Schnucks sliced mushrooms
  • 1 jar minced garlic
  • Jar with 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • Schnucks gift card to purchase remaining items for recipe
  • Recipe card (print Local Love Salsiccia & Spinach Lasagna recipe)

Local Love Salsiccia & Spinach Lasagna

Pasta & Pizza, Pork
1H 15M
12

Cheesy, spicy and hearty—this locally inspired lasagna is the definition of comfort food.

Holiday Cheers Mulled Wine with Apple Cider

Beer, Wine & Spirits, Christmas, Holiday
15M
6

A warming blend of red wine, apple cider and mulling spices make this the ultimate cold-weather cocktail.

Holiday Cheers Mulled Wine with Apple Cider

A warming blend of red wine, apple cider and mulling spices make this the ultimate cold-weather cocktail.

ASSEMBLY

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle local dry red wine such as Stone Hill Hermannsberger
  • 1 (10 oz.) bottle apple cider
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) bottle cognac
  • 1 orange
  • Jar with 1/4 cup honey
  • Jar with spices: 2 cinnamon sticks, 5 cloves, 3 cardamom pods, 2 star anise
  • Recipe card (print Holiday Cheers Mulled Wine with Apple Cider recipe)

Bundle Up

Provide extra padding for glass and fragile items by wrapping objects in bubble wrap and using plenty of packing material. Check with your carrier for rules and regulations on shipping alcohol.

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